Sevierville, TN: Stacy + Jason's Intimate Mountain Cabin Wedding at Parkside Resort and The Magnolia Venue

Sevierville, TN: Stacy + Jason's Intimate Mountain Cabin Wedding at Parkside Resort and The Magnolia Venue

Stacy and Jason came all of the way from Michigan to get married in the beautiful mountains of Tennessee. They rented a huge cabin at Parkside Resort for their family and friends to stay, and to hold their intimate ceremony! After a super sweet first look, we drove to the Magnolia Venue for more breathtaking views. We arrived back just in time for family portraits and their ceremony on the back porch, overlooking the Smokies.

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Bristol, VA: Coby + Gretchen's Intimate Woodsy Wedding at Sugar Hollow Park

Bristol, VA: Coby + Gretchen's Intimate Woodsy Wedding at Sugar Hollow Park

I arrived at Sugar Hollow Park in Bristol early that morning to see the ceremony site set up next to the creek at the campground and the trees were shading the chairs perfectly. After Coby and Gretchen exchanged vows, rings and the first kiss, they were finally husband and wife! After the ceremony, I took Coby and Gretchen around Sugar Hollow Park on a mission to find the infamous, “Black Forest,” that has pine trees in symmetrical lines, for portraits. When we arrived back to the campground and pavilion everyone had barbecue for lunch from Bristol BBQ. After cutting the cake, we all jumped into the creek to cool off, where, of course, I HAD to get some portraits of Gretchen and Coby in the water!

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Independence, VA: Luke + Caroline's Virginia Countryside Family Farm Engagement Session

Independence, VA: Luke + Caroline's Virginia Countryside Family Farm Engagement Session

I had such a blast at Luke and Caroline's engagement session in August! These two are just so much fun to be around and bring out the best smiles in each other. When we finally found a date that would work for all of us we decided to meet up on Luke's family farm in Independence, Virginia! Let me tell you- it was an adventurous photographer's paradise! I love it my couple's share a little bit of their life with me and such special locations! We spent the evening riding through the cow fields in the farm truck, taking in the beautiful Virginia sunset. I absolutely cannot wait for their wedding in October at the gorgeous Camp at Buffalo Mountain!

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Cleveland, TN: Nate + Celeste's Pink Rustic Wedding at the Apple Barn at Howe Farms

Cleveland, TN: Nate + Celeste's Pink Rustic Wedding at the Apple Barn at Howe Farms

Nate and Celeste are married! These two said their vows at the gorgeous Apple Barn at Howe Farms in Cleveland, Tennessee! It may have been the only wedding this year that I haven’t had to worry about rain, for the sun was shining 100%! These two have been together since high school and has waited for this day for years.

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Muddy Wedding Dresses: A Guide to Dress Cleaning and Preservation for Adventurous Brides

Muddy Wedding Dresses: A Guide to Dress Cleaning and Preservation for Adventurous Brides

Having been a bride myself, I understand the importance of picking and choosing the perfect dress for your wedding day, and keeping it in pristine condition for the ceremony! With adventurous weddings, however, it's usually pretty tough to keep the dress immaculate before and during the wedding day. This recent wedding season, I've had a few muddy bottomed dresses on my brides, so I thought it would be great to chat with someone who really knows their stuff when it comes to the cleaning and preservation of bridal gowns to ease my brides about getting the dress dirty! Luckily, I was able to chat with Kristie Johnson, the owner of Annie’s Room, a leading bridal boutique in Kingsport, Tennessee!

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Limestone, TN: Renita + Nate's Intimate Rustic Country Wedding at the Millstone

Limestone, TN: Renita + Nate's Intimate Rustic Country Wedding at the Millstone

A running theme of wedding season this year has been the constant threat of rain, and it was no different for these two. You can probably see the ominous clouds in the photos, but we lucked out and had a sunny and breezy evening for their wedding day. Renita and Nate didn't want a huge wedding, so they opted for an intimate celebration with their closest family members at the Millstone. Renita and Nate walked down the aisle together and met the officiant, Renita's dad, Reub! I thought it was so special that the father of the bride was also the officiant! After vows were read and rings were exchanged, Renita and Nate kissed for the first time as husband and wife and headed to the reception for delicious barbecue, pies, and cupcakes!

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Seneca Creek State Park, MD: Lizzy + Rob's Intimate Rainy Woodland Wedding

Seneca Creek State Park, MD: Lizzy + Rob's Intimate Rainy Woodland Wedding

This year has been one of the rainiest wedding seasons I've ever experienced! When it became apparent that there was a 100% chance of rain, I began to pray for a mist instead of a downpour. Luckily, the rain turned into a mist just in time for Lizzy to arrive at Seneca Creek State Park. After saying their vows surrounded by just close family and friends, Lizzy and Rob became husband and wife under Seneca's giant pine trees. We then explored the trails and took photos by the lake.

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